By Chris Burrell
Amidst a crazy tour schedule, I was able to get some time on the phone with one of my DJ / producer idols: Dirtybird label boss, Barclay Crenshaw, better known as Claude VonStroke.
CB: Mr. Crenshaw, I’m a huge fan, spin your stuff all the time on air, and I know you’re busy – thanks for you taking the time out to do this call.
CVS: Thank you, no problem.
CB: So you’re on tour now, but you have the night off tonight, is that correct?
CVS: I do, yes, kind of (chuckles).
CB: So you have the night off doing phone interviews and stuff like that, are you on a tour bus in the middle of nowhere?
CVS: No, I’m at home.
CB: Oh okay, and where is home for you these days? LA or San Francisco?
CVS: I’m in LA right now.
CB: OK cool, well how’s the tour been so far?
CVS: It’s been really great.
CB: I follow you on Twitter, and I’ve seen that perhaps you and J Phlip are doing T 25 to stay active on the tour bus?
CVS: (laughs) I am, she’s not!
CB: She’s a sick DJ, how’s she been received as the opening act?
CVS: Great, I think she’s done really well on this tour. Trying to get her on the Europe tour.
CB: I read somewhere that you don’t have a tour manager per se.
CVS: No we don’t, we don’t have a tour manager. I haven’t had one for 10 years.
CB: Have you had any interesting situations on this tour so far?
CVS: Yeah, there was like no bass for like 30 minutes in Denver.
CB: Oh shit! How does the Dirtybird sound go without the bass?
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